4 Ways to Save on Miles Per Gallon in Luxury Vehicles

4 Ways to Save on Miles Per Gallon in Luxury Vehicles

  

It’s no secret that most luxury cars aren’t known for their high miles per gallon capabilities due largely to their normally more powerful engine output and size. And with the holiday’s season in full swing, it’s safe to say that most of us will be traveling from far and wide to take part in the many activities during these joyous times. And as you’re traveling this season and in general here are a few ways to keep more money in your pockets and ensure that you're spending less time at the gas pump to enjoy your traveling with.

Premium Fuel All of the Time? Not Necessarily

Since as far as most of us can remember premium gas requirement has been synonymous with luxury vehicles and also one of the leading causes of the high costs over times associated with owning a luxury vehicle. Because of technology advancements of today, most vehicles whose owner’s manuals recommends premium gas can actually run on regular gas just fine. Edmunds has done the great job of compiling two lists: Premium Recommended and Premium Required vehicles from 2011-2016. This helps consumers know matter of a factly if their vehicle can truly run on regular unleaded gas thus saving 20 to 40 more cents per gallon of gasoline.

 

Keep your Luxury Vehicle properly Maintained

Another way to save significantly in the MPG your luxury can get is keeping it properly maintained. Always start with following the proper maintenance schedule provided by your luxury vehicle’s owner’s manual. One of the major maintenance factors that affect your MPG levels in your vehicle is your Oxygen Sensors and Air Filters. You should take the time out to replace your oxygen sensors and air filters on your vehicle. Studies show that a dirty air filter can result in as much as a 10% loss in your gas mileage. Experts recommend you changing your air filters every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. You can also save as much as 40% in your mileage by replacing your oxygen sensors. Oxygen sensors normally last somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 miles. And of course, you won’t be getting too far without properly inflated tires. Maintaining the proper tire pressure in your vehicle can result in up to 3% in gas savings.

Driving Aggressively Much? Stop Now!

We get it’s hard not to peel off from a stop light at lightning speed when in an ultimate driving machine that goes 0-60 in a matter of seconds, but whether you’re aware or not, how you drive your vehicle drastically effects the MPG you can get out of it. Frequent stopping & breaking and driving at high speeds in your mini-van all drastically reduces the miles per gallon you can get from it. Try using your cruise control more often on longer trips to help with frequent stopping and acceleration for a nice smooth ride. Slowing down when you can will also help. Drivers see fuel savings averaging 5% when utilizing these healthy driving habits combined.

   

Try to Conserve whenever Possible

Smart driving is the name of the game when it comes to getting the most MPG out of your luxury vehicles. Try starting to use your AC as least as possible, as air conditioning makes any vehicle utilize more fuel. Thankfully, we are heading into the colder months of the year so this shouldn’t be too hard. Turn off your AC when you can and use your windows or sun roof (if you have one) as often as possible. Turning off your luxury vehicle when you can also help to improve your MPG saving efforts as well as avoiding drive thru’s as much as possible. Planning your trips ahead of time aid in efficiently and fuel savings. Knowing that traffic and being idle kills your gas mileage, use GPS methods to help avoid congested and high traffic areas with repeated stand still traffic. Lastly, clean out your car once in a while. You will definitely improve your gas mileage by reducing your load. Improve your fuel economy on your luxury car by removing unnecessary weight from your cargo area and remove roof racks etc. when not in use.

  

As always visit your trusted Crown BMW of Greensboro service team here to schedule any of your vehicle’s needed servicing!

Happy Traveling!

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